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Catholic dating!
« on: March 12, 2017, 04:37:00 AM »
I honestly did not know where to place this. I was reading a piece about the Vatican's attitude to AI when i saw this advert:

Would this honestly encourage you to look further? Or think it was a joke? Looks like it is genuine.

https://www.catholicmatch.com/?referrer_code=catholicnewsagency&campaign_code=stpatricksbrilliant_300x250

The article was in Catholic News Agency.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 10:11:07 AM by Gloucester »
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Re: Catholic dating!
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2017, 10:08:27 AM »
It's probably real. Christian Mingle is a thing, after all.

Plus the specifics of dating websites knows no bounds. There are sites to match you to people wth the same STDs.

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Re: Catholic dating!
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2017, 10:13:52 AM »
It's probably real. Christian Mingle is a thing, after all.

Plus the specifics of dating websites knows no bounds. There are sites to match you to people wth the same STDs.
Oh, I am sure it is genujne - just that the graphics make it look like the Inquisition is on the team! Or just the place for bishops and monks to get hooked up?
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Re: Catholic dating!
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2017, 10:37:38 AM »
Given that it appears on a completely serious site, I'd assume that it isn't a joke. Perhaps if I were a single Catholic, I might look further. Not being a Catholic single, I researched the image instead. It is a stained glass window: The Consecration of St. Mél, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick, by Harry Clarke.

Wikipedia says that St. Mél's day is now "observed as a holiday for single people." In the ad, the prominent face is St. Patrick--St. Mél's face is obscured by the "JOIN NOW!" banner. :sidesmile:
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Re: Catholic dating!
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 10:54:11 AM »
Given that it appears on a completely serious site, I'd assume that it isn't a joke. Perhaps if I were a single Catholic, I might look further. Not being a Catholic single, I researched the image instead. It is a stained glass window: The Consecration of St. Mél, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick, by Harry Clarke.

Wikipedia says that St. Mél's day is now "observed as a holiday for single people." In the ad, the prominent face is St. Patrick--St. Mél's face is obscured by the "JOIN NOW!" banner. :sidesmile:

Ah, so it is symbolic after all. Hence the "Brilliant St Patrick" bit.

Supposed a devout Catholic would  know the reference.
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Re: Catholic dating!
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 11:17:18 AM »
Given that it appears on a completely serious site, I'd assume that it isn't a joke. Perhaps if I were a single Catholic, I might look further. Not being a Catholic single, I researched the image instead. It is a stained glass window: The Consecration of St. Mél, Bishop of Longford, by St. Patrick, by Harry Clarke.

Wikipedia says that St. Mél's day is now "observed as a holiday for single people." In the ad, the prominent face is St. Patrick--St. Mél's face is obscured by the "JOIN NOW!" banner. :sidesmile:

Ah, so it is symbolic after all. Hence the "Brilliant St Patrick" bit.

Supposed a devout Catholic would  know the reference.

I think that it's so obscure as to be opaque; a sort of in joke by the person who created the image. Even a very devout Catholic would be unlikely to recognize the artwork unless perhaps they belonged to the parish of Longford, Ireland; the location of the Cathedral of St. Mél.
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Re: Catholic dating!
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 01:17:06 PM »
I agree the image is funny.
But, uh...well there it is.
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